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BigJimny Meet - 2020 (01 Nov 2019)


Its the big one! The 50th Anniversary of the Jimny.

17th May 2020

Parkwood (Tong - near Leeds)

Booking will open soon - cost per vehicle is planned to be £35

Event details are HERE

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This section on other websites has led to arguments and contention. People are posting pictures of their pride and joy and therefore CONSTRUCTIVE comments only please!

KAP Suzuki Jimny - rebuilt for the road

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20 Jan 2017 17:20 - 20 Jan 2017 17:27 #177059 by Gazguzzler
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20 Jan 2017 18:31 #177065 by jackonlyjack
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20 Jan 2017 18:49 #177067 by Gazguzzler
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20 Jan 2017 18:50 #177068 by Gazguzzler
Well not for me! :-(

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22 Jan 2017 18:44 #177167 by the_goshawker
Top work

2003 Silver Suzuki Jimny Falconer Edition...
OZ Alloys...
215 75 15 Toyo open Country...
SolarPlexus Rear Tints...
K&N Panel Filter...
Rear Upper Spoiler..
www.jimny.se/index.php/forum?viewic&cati...d=56189&limitstart=0

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23 Jan 2017 19:05 #177196 by Gazguzzler
Progress is a bit slow again, but conversion plate is in place



But unfortunately the rear crankshaft oil is little damp, so a new one is coming on Tuesday



and I'm replacing the tired water pump although James P had kindly put on a new timing belt - Top Bloke!



Hoping to get it in by the weekend.

Phil
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23 Jan 2017 20:50 #177200 by Gazguzzler
Arse, arse, arse, another delay.... The Jimny and Vitara water pumps look identical, since my Jimny one was brand new, I thought it would be a quick swap, which I did....I went to put the timing belt back on and it wouldn't tighten up, on closer inspection the cam bolt fixing is about 10mm closer to right on the vit one, meaning the timing belt wont tighten up and my brand new Jimny pump is useless. So off to Newcastle tomorrow first thing for a 2 hr return journey to get the correct pump. How can it be economical for suzuki to build two pumps with only a slight difference?!?

HACKED OFF NOW

Phil

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25 Jan 2017 20:35 #177265 by Gazguzzler
In the last couple of days I sourced a water pump and fitted that and also changed the rear crankshaft seal (which was weaping slightly), refitted the flywheel and clutch, and threw the whole lot in to the engine bay! Easier said then done, the engine refused to line up, which meant it took me a few hours to get everything aligned and in, I was despairing by the end. For anyone else doing this by yourself, I would recommend removing the inlet and exhaust manifolds and taking off the engine mounts before even putting it near to the engine bay! So now begins the long job of connecting everything back up again and hoping it all works.

I wont even be able to drive it when its changed as the front wheel bearing has collapsed - so I'll need to fix that as well

Phil

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27 Jan 2017 20:00 #177378 by Gazguzzler
IT LIVES

I had it running for a few minutes, and seems to be smooth running so far. I have stopped now with the engine conversion and moved my attention to rebuilding the front axle so I can take it for a test drive. I swapped the drivers side bearings, helped massively by having a 20T press. So next its passenger side, which should be fairly quick now I know what I'm doing. Then bolts the wheels on and get it out on the road to get properly up to temperature and look for leaks / issues.

Engine ready to install



Ongoing work...



A pretty thing arrived from Rockwatt....




Phil
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27 Jan 2017 20:02 #177379 by Gazguzzler
Jeez, this software in doing my napper in....

1st pics was the engine ready to fit, 3rd pic was a new Rocklobster box.

Phil

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28 Jan 2017 01:15 #177397 by Daniel30
Try photo bucket B)

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28 Jan 2017 17:59 #177433 by Gazguzzler
First proper test drive today, and it pulls like a train, what a difference, 5th gear is now usable. It was just a few miles to check nothing was leaking and let it get properly warm, but initial impressions are good, although I do think my 1.3 was very tired. Just a few small jobs to finish off now.

Both front wheel bearings are also changed, quite an easy job but owning a press makes a big difference.

Phil :-)

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